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Offline michnus

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« on: April 10, 2007, 10:56:33 pm »
Even the most hardcore BMW haters will get a tear in the eye.

Although I feel sorry for the man, I can't help thinks it's funny especially the way he desribe it. There's more pics on the link.

The bike was actually still running while it burned.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220313


About 5 miles south of Madrid, a large Bobcat ran across the road ahead of me, sense i alway keep my camera in my jacket pocket I decided to stop and see if I could get a shot or two.

I made a U-turn, dropped the side stand, got off and started to walk back to where I had seen it cross. I made it about 125' from where I had left the bike running at a small turnout, I was scanning the brush for the cat when I heard it....


Kaarumph!


Have you ever seen "Plane, trains, and automobiles"?


I look to my left....


Hey cool my bikes on fire....


HEY MY BIKES ON FIRE!




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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 11:17:49 pm »
Got to give him credit for his sense of humor! Funny tale! :lol:  :lol:


Thumbs up to BMW on how they handled the matter.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007, 11:42:45 pm »
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Got to give him credit for his sense of humor! Funny tale! :lol:  :lol:


Thumbs up to BMW on how they handled the matter.


+1

Sheez - poor oke.

Could have been 200 Miles away from other people instead of 5 miles ...

But BMW did come to the party
02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 09:47:10 am »
I think he handled it well, I would have sat there and cried.. :oops: . Good one on BMW sorting the whole thing out.
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007, 09:50:32 am »
Wow!

"How to remove your front tyre without tyre levers...":
 

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007, 10:23:26 am »
Reminds me of an AT in Lesotho.
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007, 10:45:39 am »
It's not a sad sight, it's a scary sight!

Surprisingly many bikes actually burn down, on many reasons: whether it's some dry stuff near to hot exhaust (i.e. riding over dryed out field or some dry woody offroad), bad electrical connections especially the detoriarated spark cables with strong voltage capability, hot brake disks ignite tar dust, or the worst - fuel vapor from vent hoses fire up in very hot weather.

If it catches fire - oh boy can bikes burn! Like a wood-stick quickly and intensly they burn!!! Especially those with lot of plastic. I've seen it too on a moped.

On my previous Suzuki sportsbike the electricity because of the bad OEM wiring started to throw sparks UNDER THE FUEL TANK! Goosh, it was a scary sight. Managed to cut the engine out in the right time tho.

This all really makes me think to carry a small compact fire extinguisher on the bike somewhere in accessible place.

If you get to it in the right time you'll be OK, if not, there isn't much you can do...  :evil:
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2007, 10:53:19 am »
You know what would be nice: a compact combination CO2 inflater canister, fire extinguisher, pepper spray unit :twisted:...
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2007, 11:12:51 am »
Quote from: "growweblaar"
You know what would be nice: a compact combination CO2 inflater canister, fire extinguisher, pepper spray unit :twisted:...


Where can I place an order ?
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02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2007, 11:18:58 am »
Best Looking BMW yet

 :D  :D  :D  :D  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:


 

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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2007, 11:31:22 am »
Thus this mean BMW is now the abbreviation for:

A B[/b]arbeque in the M[/b]iddle of W[/b]heels.

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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2007, 11:42:28 am »
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Thus this mean BMW is now the abbreviation for:

A B[/b]arbeque in the M[/b]iddle of W[/b]heels.

:evil4:


ja! and Blik Met Wiele just took on a whole meaning.

I wonder if GS now stands for GRUMPY SYNDROME after this.

:evil4::evil4::evil4::evil4::evil4::evil4::evil4:
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2007, 11:46:34 am »
That dude's ride is HAWT!!!

He's sense of humor is admirable.. i laughed out loud at the post..
 

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2007, 12:26:18 pm »
Geroosterde Ssitvlak ...


 :oops:



Daar's mos 'n SA website vir so iets ?

www.flamesonmytank.co.za

O jammer - dis nie flamesFROMmytank nie ...
02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2007, 12:47:54 pm »
Brand My Warm!
 

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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2007, 12:50:58 pm »
Benodig Meer Water

en in souttaal:

Bring More Water
 

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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2007, 01:16:07 pm »
Quote from: "Grootseun"
Benodig Meer Water

en in souttaal:

Bring More Water


and once the fire is out Bring More Wine
 

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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2007, 11:12:11 am »
bring more water se dinges... dan is dit te laat... bring moervinnig water is beter.

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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2007, 03:28:33 pm »
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bring more water se dinges... dan is dit te laat... bring moervinnig water is beter.

 :lol:


nah, its such a kak bike, it needs to be burned a bit











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